January weather forecast
British Indian Ocean Territory

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Weather in January

January lies within the wet season in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The islands experience heavy precipitation during this month, often with daily rainfall, as this period marks the peak of the monsoon season. Average rainfall in January can reach up to 260mm (10.24"), making it one of the wettest months of the year.

The temperature in January stays relatively high, with average temperatures ranging from 26°C (78.8°F) to 29°C (84.2°F). It is worth noting that due to the high humidity levels, which can exceed 80%, the perceived temperature can be significantly hotter, which may affect comfort levels for those unaccustomed to such conditions.

In comparison to December, January sees an increase in both rainfall and humidity, though temperatures remain similar. However, looking forward to February, weather conditions remain largely consistent, as the islands continue to experience the monsoon season with its high rainfall and humidity.

Being an isolated and largely uninhabited territory, there are no notable cities in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The largest settlement is the U.S. naval support facility on Diego Garcia, the territory's largest atoll, but even here, the weather patterns remain consistent with those of the other islands.

While January is not the most favorable month for visiting due to its high rainfall and humidity, it can still offer a unique experience for those interested in marine life, as the monsoon rains encourage a rich growth of underwater flora, creating a haven for a diverse range of aquatic species.

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Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

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